Cagayan de Oro City 2nd Dist. Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez has filed a bill in Congress seeking to amend Republic Act No. 10919 removing “Southern” in University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTSP).
In his explanatory note, Rep. Rufus stated that the word “Southern” gives the impression that the university only caters to students coming from the South of the Philippines. Thus, he wants to remove such impression.
It can be recalled that RA 10919 created USTP. If House Bill 3738 is approved, USTSP will now become USTP.
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